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Why You Need Your Missing Tooth Replaced

If you have a missing tooth, especially in the area of oral cavity that doesn’t appear to the people when you smile, you may tend to overlook the condition just because you are satisfied with the looks. But the matter of fact is that missing tooth can be more of a functional issue rather than cosmetic one. There can be a lot of problems that can arise due to the missing teeth. So, you have to make sure that you get your missing tooth replaced as soon as you can.


Now, a few things about replacement of missing teeth are worth mentioning here.


Missing tooth and malocclusion

When you have a missing #tooth, other teeth in your mouth tend to cover the place of that missing tooth. The major drawback of this process is that your teeth get out of the alignment. As a result, you may suffer from overbite or under-bite. This process of shifting of teeth is commonly referred to as malocclusion.


While this issue may not seem a bigger problem, it can lead to tooth decay, gum #disease and weakening of other teeth in the long run.


Other issues caused by missing teeth

While #malocclusion can result in tooth decay in the long run, missing a tooth can cause tooth decay in a direct manner as well. Tooth decay, gum disease tend to occur after you lose your teeth. These conditions can further lead to other oral health conditions which can be pretty serious and even life threatening.


After losing a tooth, you will not be able to chew your foods in the normal way. The changed way of chewing is not going to do any good to your teeth and gums. As a result, your gums are going to suffer and your other teeth are going to take the pressure which they should not be exposed to.


With the danger of these #tissues arising, you will have to make sure that you are going for the tooth replacement options as soon as you can.


Restoration of missing tooth

There are many options you can consider for the replacement of your missing tooth. Dental implant has become quite famous in this regard because this way of tooth replacement doesn’t only give you back the completeness of your smile but you will also be able to chew your foods in the normal way. It mainly consists of a metal root which is surgically inserted into the jawbone. On the top of this root, an abutment will be fixed. This abutment is the holder of crown, bridge, or denture.


Other options to get your missing tooth replaced are, of course, to go for traditional bridges and dentures. Nevertheless, it is advised to visit the dentist to explore the right option.

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Uploaded on November 4, 2018